Music Video Analysis - Race
Song Title: ___Pretty fly for a white buy___________________________________
Artist: _____The offspring_________________________________
Directions: As you closely watch the music video, answer the following questions with
as much detail as possible.
1. What races do you see represented?
White parody of black males, and how white males try to be the other race but can’t
achieve it and look very comical.
2. Are there any dark skinned women shown? How many?
Yes in the video there is about 15 dark skinned women in a car also around the pool at the
end of the video. They are shown as a stereotype as they are just lay around the pool
being looked at.
3. What is the race of the person at the focus of the video?
The main guy in the video is white as the song is about how a white stereotype dosent fit
into a black stereotype. They are also complimenting the main white guy as they are.
4. What are the black/Latino/Asian/white/Native American/Pacific Islander people
They are complimenting the white guy for being fly. As the white guy tries to act black and
he does everything better than an actual black guy.
5. What’s the message of the song?
That a white person dosent really normally fit in with a black group of people and that
when a white person tries too they are shocked at what they can do. However this is rare.
6. What type of music is the song?